Chris and Emilie

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Full-Time, Minimalist Travel & Creative DIY Projects.

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Is It Really That Cheap?

Cuenca, Ecuador is a city of just under half a million people located in the Ecuadorian Andes. And it has attracted a lot of early retirees and people looking for a less expensive cost-of-living. But it is really that cheap? And what else should you think about before coming here? Check out the full blog post of our visit here.

Feature Video

7 Day Trek to Machu Picchu: The Salkantay Trail Leg

We spent 7 days and 6 nights hiking over 80km, with a high point of 5200m in elevation, on the Salkantay and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This video is all about the Salkantay trail portion of our trek. Find out more about our time in Peru here.


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Grand Canyon Rim to River and Up Again

How Emilie prepared for and did the 26km (18 mile) hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and up again in one day.

Athens, Greece

Spending a month in Athens, with trips to the Acropolis, the Meteora Rocks, and the Temple of Poseidon.

Hiking Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

Our hike through the Tongariro Crossing and other adventures in New Zealand.

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Christmas in Taiwan

Climbing Yushan and touring around Taipei.

Road Trip Through Australia

Sydney and Melbourne, camping and hiking in the red center, and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef.

Canadian Roadtrip

Driving across Canada and back.

Greece and Italy

4 months of unconventional travel through Ontario, Quebec, Greece, and Italy.

Pacific Roadtrip

Road trip through Arches National Park, the Grand Canyon, Temecula, and the Pacific Northwest.


Unconventional travel ideas and creative DIY projects.